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by Ralph
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Status Page
Replies: 27
Views: 178821

Re: Status Page

New Story, status refreshed.
by Ralph
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: START HERE
Topic: Character Approval Process
Replies: 0
Views: 58742

Character Approval Process

Characters for BAM must all be approved by Staff before they enter play. We do this for a couple reasons. First, Staff needs to check sheets to make sure that there are no mistakes, such as the wrong discipline or even basic math issues. Second, Staff needs to know about all of the characters in pla...
by Ralph
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Status Page
Replies: 27
Views: 178821

Re: Status Page

He's oddly listed in both. I put him in banished a while ago - I suspect someone else put him in bloodhunted as a duplicate. I'll remove the duplicate.
by Ralph
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Status Page
Replies: 27
Views: 178821

Re: Status Page

I think I now have everything from Court (and after).

Please let me know if I missed something.
by Ralph
Tue May 31, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Perspectives on Roleplaying
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 0
Views: 45307

Welcome

Welcome to Perspectives on Roleplaying. This forum is intended for the playerbase to have a place to offer advice, tips, and suggestions on how to improve the game for other players. This is not really intended as a place to complain (see How to File a Complaint ) or talk in character (see In Charac...
by Ralph
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Chairs and Decor for Court
Replies: 8
Views: 61565

Re: Chairs and Decor for Court

I need to confirm with other calendars, but I think it's going to be the 25th of March.
by Ralph
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Chairs and Decor for Court
Replies: 8
Views: 61565

Re: Chairs and Decor for Court

Hey folks, I have actually been sick most of this week - today I have almost no voice because my throat is so sore. I figure there is a 50/50 chance I am going to miss game tomorrow entirely - thus: Court is Cancelled. (Really, I'll reschedule it for late March.) Super big thanks for Drea for steppi...
by Ralph
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: NPC Casting
Topic: Wanted NPCs for the New Year Event
Replies: 4
Views: 19767

Re: Wanted NPCs for the Christmas Event

Oh. Well, I'll amend this then.

(Apparently I got my weeks mixed up.)
by Ralph
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: NPC Casting
Topic: Wanted NPCs for the New Year Event
Replies: 4
Views: 19767

Wanted NPCs for the New Year Event

All, I am looking for NPCs (either gender) for assorted characters for NEXT Friday's game. Some of these could be short (a scene or two) and some could be all night. All of them will want to be involved in the Lady Cathryn memorial, so only volunteer if you do not want to play your character for tha...
by Ralph
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Ride Home 10/30
Replies: 3
Views: 19438

Re: Ride Home 10/30

Im yirtzeh Hashem?
by Ralph
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: CHAIRS!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 32056

Re: CHAIRS!!!!!

I'll bring my usual 4 or so.
by Ralph
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Retainers
Replies: 26
Views: 79679

Re: Retainers

Megan is correct that part of the purpose of Perspectives on Storytelling is for me to communicate my perspective to you all, OOC, so that you know how NPCs I play will react. I won't speak for the rest of Staff - but it is a clue as to how I tend to run things. She's also correct to say that there ...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Retainers
Replies: 26
Views: 79679

Re: Retainers

I think Adam started writing this before I made an edit in my original post above. For clairity sake, I made an edit within a couple minute of my original posting due to an omission I made. This line: That means that the Retainer has effectively the same level of Status as the Domitor in regard to w...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Artisan vs Masterwork vs 'Good'
Replies: 2
Views: 16970

Re: Artisan vs Masterwork vs 'Good'

One other thing I want to add, but I am making a separate post because it is tangentially related: The Toreador Curse. Let me start by quoting the specific rules: Clan Weakness: Toreador are often entranced by beauty and art. When you encounter a piece of art, a performance, or something beautiful t...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Artisan vs Masterwork vs 'Good'
Replies: 2
Views: 16970

Artisan vs Masterwork vs 'Good'

At our last staff meeting we as staff had a lively discussion about Masterwork vs Artisan, especially as regards to performances vs crafting. I should start by saying that the system originally only allowed for Masterwork or Artisan features to exist on weapons and gear. Not on armor, and not on any...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Retainers
Replies: 26
Views: 79679

Retainers

Recently it has come to my attention that some people see retainers differently than I do. I figure I should explain my perspective here so people know what my assumptions are when I am running a game. From everything I have read in canon, Retainers are seen as extensions of the people to whom they ...
by Ralph
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Ralph's general availability next week.
Replies: 0
Views: 25513

Ralph's general availability next week.

So normally I spend a great deal of time on the BAM site - keeping up on the forums, participating in chat, and what not - during the day. However, essentially starting today for the next 10 days or so, my 3 man IT team has been reduced to just yours truly. Thus I won't have much time to spend on BA...
by Ralph
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Courtesy in Cruelty and other 'rules'.
Replies: 6
Views: 23570

Courtesy in Cruelty and other 'rules'.

Last night I had occasion to use the Internet Wayback Machine to go back and look at some rules I wrote for a Vampire LARP way back in 1997. You can look at it here if you like: https://web.archive.org/web/20001015160017/http://www.ravnos.com/kn/rulebook.htm Overall, it's not very good. In fact, I s...
by Ralph
Thu May 07, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Perspectives on Storytelling
Topic: Absent Sway
Replies: 10
Views: 33582

Absent Sway

Perspectives on Storytelling: Absent Sway Since we made the transition to the new system, I have been facinated by the apparent backlash I've seen to the Toreador Merit Absent Sway. Just to make sure we all know what we are talking about: Absent Sway (3 point merit) Whether you dance, paint, sing, o...
by Ralph
Sat May 02, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Combat Lessons. (aka BNS system primer)
Replies: 5
Views: 24794

Re: Combat Lessons. (aka BNS system primer)

I am at the rant house. Come on down!
by Ralph
Fri May 01, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: OOC Note About Upcoming "Art Auction" Event
Replies: 1
Views: 15388

Re: OOC Note About Upcoming "Art Auction" Event

Bumping this, and also providing mechanics. Mechanics for the Art Auction Your current resources level will indicate how much money you have available to bid during the art auction. We are assuming that you may be willing to spend all or most of your disposable cash during the auction. • Sufficient:...
by Ralph
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Combat Lessons. (aka BNS system primer)
Replies: 5
Views: 24794

Combat Lessons. (aka BNS system primer)

Hey folks, People have asked for me to put together some time to go over the combat system in BNS. I keep slacking and forgetting to do it. So! Here I am picking a day. Next Saturday, May 2, I'll be at Pioneer park to go over the combat system. I figure we'll start at around 2:00pm. Likely go for a ...
by Ralph
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Quick note on skills.
Replies: 0
Views: 16128

Quick note on skills.

Just a quick note to clarify a point on skill uses: Any time you use one of the features of a skill to affect another character, or to gain information about another character, that is considered to be an "attack" for the purposes of the system. Of course the target can relent - sometimes they may i...
by Ralph
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Photo Project, Documenting LARPers
Replies: 3
Views: 18667

Re: Photo Project, Documenting LARPers

Feel free to take photos of me.
by Ralph
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Public Announcements
Topic: Chargen Clarification - Out of Clan Disciplines.
Replies: 0
Views: 16186

Chargen Clarification - Out of Clan Disciplines.

Today it was pointed out to me that some of the text in the BNS book could be read 2 different ways. http://masquerade.endogaming.net/ruleswiki/index.php/Step_Seven:_Assign_Initial_Disciplines During character creation you may choose to purchase additional dots of disciplines, both in-clan and out-o...